With the closing of the year comes the closing of Sea of Thieves’ technical alpha test. As Rare prepares for the beta in January, the studio said that all alpha testers have graduated to become “Founders” with CBT access and a forum badge.
Rare also said that it’s cleaning up its forums: “With the end of the technical alpha means we’re going to be doing some general housekeeping in the forums, there will be categories that merge, some that have become read only and categories that have disappeared. Our goal in this is to open up the forums to use as we noticed that some categories (technical alpha and insider) were used disproportionately more than others.”
So as you wait for your chance to play the closed beta (or, heck, March’s launch), you can join the developers on their party boat for an hour of gameplay after the jump. Party boats are all well and good, but they are no substitute for a golden yacht. In our opinion.